Located on the shores ob Bell River, the municipality of Senneterre (population of about 5,000) is a heaven for the fishermen and hunters.
Every year, en of June, the town thrives to the rhythm of the lumberjacks during the Forest Festival. In winter, it becomes the host of many snowmobilers who consider Senneterre one of the main entrance points to the region.
The town is also the only passenger train station in Abitibi-Temiscamingue, and the sculptures at the entrance and exit of the town reflect the importance of the railway network, the forest industry and the presence, up until 1988, of the Canadian armed forces at the Mont Bell radar base.
Mont Bell is located a mere 3 km South-East of Senneterre. It’s a perfect destination for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobile, snowshoe buffs. Besides, Seneterre offers a marina that allows boaters to access the Bell River.
A biking path links downtown to mount Bell. Another trail, located less than 5 km from the town, will charm guests by the view of the Grandmaison rapids and by the most remarkable panoramas of the area. Photographers, picnic goers, hikers won’t be able to resist the lure of the landscapes.
The town of Senneterre is the gateway to the Abitibi Region for all snowmobile and ATV enthusiasts.
Moreover, Senneterre has authorized the use of snowmobiles and ATVs on its streets and alleyways to allow access to the various services offered in its downtown core.